Engineering PhD student nominated as a YWCA Woman of Distinction

April 12, 2019

Metro Vancouver YWCA nominated Careesa Liu, a PhD student in the School of Engineering Science, for a 2019 Women of Distinction Award.

Also a recipient of the Vancouver Board of Trade’s Women to Watch award in 2018, Liu is recognized for her contributions to neurotechnology and neuroscience through her work with the NeuroTech and ImageTech Labs. Liu also co-invented the Halifax Consciousness Scanner, a portable EEG device to look at brain waves and assess brain function. Furthermore, Careesa has shown strong commitment to the SFU Surrey community, co-founding the Surrey Collaborative Outreach and Research Experience (SCORE) program to engage youth to participate in cutting-edge research projects associated with medical, digital health and assisted living technologies through clinically embedded labs in Surrey’s Health and Technology District.

Careesa’s PhD research is supervised by professor Ryan D’Arcy, head of Health Sciences and Innovation at Surrey Memorial Hospital and co-founder of HealthTech Connex Inc., a medical technologies company that specializes in brain vital signs.

Read more about her nomination and research in SFU News.